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PhD in circRNA biology at Aarhus University

Thomas Hansen, partner of the Marie Curie Innovative Training Network circRTrain is recruiting a highly motivated PhD candidate interested in understanding the origin, function and application of circular RNAs (circRNAs) and developing/employing cutting-edge experimental and computational tools necessary to make important contributions to circRNA biology.


CircRNAs, a new large class of non-coding RNAs, which has very recently attracted high general interest, are unique because of their circular structure and, as a consequence, their unusual high stability. Only recent breakthroughs in sequencing technologies and computational analyses revealed the widespread existence of circRNAs in animal cells. Understanding circRNAs and exploring their clinical relevance requires to integrate various technologies (sequencing, single-molecule/whole-organism imaging, RNA knockdown/delivery, CRISPR/CAS9), disciplines (biochemistry, computational biology, genetics), model systems (worm, fly, mouse, human) and medical applications (biomarkers, new therapeutic targets/strategies).

Aarhus University s now offering a PhD position to understand the biology and function of circRNAs with high abundance across different tissues. Find more information here.

To apply, please send your CV and transcripts to tbh@mbg.au.dk by November 15th.

posted 2018.11.05